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English noun: bond

1. bond (phenomenon) an electrical force linking atoms


Synonymschemical bond


Broader (hypernym)attraction, attractive force


Narrower (hyponym)covalent bond, cross-link, cross-linkage, electrostatic bond, electrovalent bond, hydrogen bond, ionic bond, metallic bond, peptide bond, peptide linkage

2. bond (possession) a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal


Synonymsbond certificate


Broader (hypernym)certificate, certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation, security


Narrower (hyponym)bearer bond, bond issue, convertible bond, corporate bond, coupon bond, debenture, debenture bond, government bond, high-yield bond, junk bond, municipal bond, noncallable bond, performance bond, post-obit bond, Premium Bond, registered bond, revenue bond, secured bond, surety bond, unsecured bond, zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond

3. bond a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest


SamplesThe shifting alliances within a large family.
Their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them.


Synonymsalliance


Broader (hypernym)connectedness, connection, connexion


Narrower (hyponym)silver cord

4. bond (possession) (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial


SamplesThe judge set bail at $10,000.
A $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman.


Synonymsbail, bail bond


Broader (hypernym)recognisance, recognizance


Domain categorycriminal law

5. bond (artifact) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)


Synonymshamper, shackle, trammel


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint


Narrower (hyponym)ball and chain, chains, cuff, fetter, handcuff, handlock, hobble, irons, manacle

6. bond (artifact) a connection that fastens things together


Synonymsattachment


Broader (hypernym)connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion


Narrower (hyponym)ligament

7. bond (substance) a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents


Synonymsbond paper


Broader (hypernym)writing paper

8. Bond (person) United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)


SynonymsJulian Bond


Instance hypernymcivil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker

9. Bond (person) British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming


SynonymsJames Bond


Instance hypernymcharacter, fictional character, fictitious character

10. bond (attribute) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition


SamplesThe mutual adhesiveness of cells.
A heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion.


Synonymsadherence, adhesion, adhesiveness


Broader (hypernym)stickiness


English verb: bond

1. bond (contact) stick to firmly


SamplesWill this wallpaper adhere to the wall?.


Synonymsadhere, bind, hold fast, stick, stick to


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)bind


Verb groupadhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick

2. bond (social) create social or emotional ties


SamplesThe grandparents want to bond with the child.


Synonymsattach, bind, tie


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)relate


Narrower (hyponym)befriend, fixate

3. bond (possession) issue bonds on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mortgage

4. bond (contact) bring together in a common cause or emotion


SamplesThe death of their child had drawn them together.


Synonymsbring together, draw together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)unify, unite









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